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Shaldon Wildlife Trust

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Address: Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
Phone Number: +44 1626 872234
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The small zoo making a big difference! Set in an acre of woodland garden...

The small zoo making a big difference! Set in an acre of woodland garden above the attractive coastal village of Shaldon, we look after, and help preserve, some of the rarest and most endangered animals in the world.

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A unique wildlife experience

Visited after a long absence. I don't like the idea of 'zoos' and many of the negative reviews focus on the smallness or the un-zoolike nature of Shaldon Wildlife Trust. For me... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Devon
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Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after a long absence. I don't like the idea of 'zoos' and many of the negative reviews focus on the smallness or the un-zoolike nature of Shaldon Wildlife Trust. For me this is a bonus as the species here are often endangered and are involved in protective breeding programs; many you wouldn't see in other establishments. It is well... More 

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Thank kdwuk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a trip to the wildlife trust - the animals will just make you smile. The crew do such a good job and the guests always look happy in their surroundings. We enjoy having a chat with the Parrots and the Meercats are so entertaining.

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Thank Kim B
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a gift from my son and his family we visited Shaldon Zoo for a special meerkat experience.It was something I will never forget. Hubby and I went into their enclosure with the keeper named Leah and sat down and fed them. To be able to see them close up and feeding from us was magical.The Zoo is not too... More 

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Thank DASUS098
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great little zoo and well looked after , great to see you can spend a day with a zoo keeper and get closer to the animals .

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Thank Lisa1973pateman
Usk, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

The zoo is a pleasant low key opportunity to view the small selection of animals at reasonably close quarters. Only some areas are accessible for those with mobility limitations. The younger visitors around us seemed to love the experience. Don't expect the standards of the larger organisations, but an interesting way to spend an hour or two. A lovely gentle... More 

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Thank keefidee
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

This zoo is small but well worth a visit. We spent around an hour here but your ticket is valid all day so you can pop out for lunch/picnic and return. Great for seeing the animals after a scatter feed. Animals have great enclosures and lovely to see their natural behaviour.

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Thank Amanda S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Visit every time we are in Devon. The zoo is a delight with their collection of smaller animals. If you look through all the photos posted to the start, you will find some by the zoo; they will give you an idea of what you may see. We visited on a cold damp October morning and managed to see most... More 

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Thank Richard R
Southampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Wifey and I visited during a holiday in Devon. We pre-booked a 'Feed the Meerkat' Experience for £25 which included entry in to the zoo too. No on-site food outlet or toilets, but there are eateries just over the road and free public toilets just outside the entrance. Car parks opposite are public P&D. The zoo is small but is... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

I bought my husband adoption of a ring tailed lemur last year as a birthday present. We return every so often to have a look around and hopefully see the lemur. The zoo is small but this means it is easy to spend a lot of time watching the animals, and still be able to see everything. Staff are always... More 

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Thank Jea62
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I treated my grandson aged 11 to be a keeper for the day. He went with his father and he had a zoo keeper with him at all times and was allowed in to certain cages to feed the animals. His favourite was feeding the meerkats. It was very educational as well as being fun. Even though it is quite... More 

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